In Focus:

Link Between Psoriasis and Stress

The National Psoriasis Foundation lists stress as a psoriasis trigger, but exactly why stress can cause psoriasis to flare remains unclear.


However, a 2016 report from the International Psoriasis Council Workshop, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, may shed some light on the relationship between stress reactivity and psoriasis.

According to this report, the negative impact increased stress has on the disease may be related to “cortisol dysregulation within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.”

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